Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV.870
Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in F sharp minor, BWV.883
Arnold Schoenberg: 6 Little pieces for piano, Op.19
Robert Schumann: Waldscenen, Op.82 for piano
Robert Schumann: Piano Sonata No.2 in G minor, Op.22
Robert Schumann: Gesänge der Frühe for piano, Op.133
A chance to hear the great Mitsuko Uchida - regarded as one of today's greatest pianists - explore some of Schumann's most fascinating and beautiful piano works.
Waldszenen is an intimate hymn to nature, featuring the mysterious 'Prophet Bird', the Second Sonata is a characteristically passionate work and the Gesänge der Frühe (Songs of Dawn) were among the composer's last works, pieces of touching purity and reflection.
In contrast, Uchida performs Preludes and Fugues by Bach and Schoenberg's Op.19, a set of short pieces in a suitably Schumannian format.
'[Uchida] always hears the music in Schumann's bravura... Schumann the poet and virtuoso evoked in perfect balance.' (Sunday Times).
This performance was originally scheduled to take place on 15 January but had to be postponed because Mitsuko Uchida was unwell.Performers
Mitsuko Uchida piano